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Zen Garden Restaurant

Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Ranked #33 of 324 Restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My third visit to Zen Garden over the past 3 months, and still as good as ever. A bit on the pricey side by Nairobi standards, but still good value for money.

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I dined here for the first time last week to celebrate my birthday. We opted to sit outside on the expansive covered patio and it was beautiful. The grounds are well taken care of and the staff was attentive. The patio looked to offer a variety of seating options, from whicker group settings for causal snacks and... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had visited on a Monday night and the restaurant was full, this itself gives an indication how good this place must be. We ordered from the Chinese menu and the food was excellent, potions were big, well presented and we were given a good service. If you are having a soup, starter and main course it will cost you... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A meeting place for colleagues at work, the Zen Garden is indeed a garden with three restaurants. A "Cafe" style burger and pizza place and a Asian restaurant. Surprisingly good Chinese food for Nairobi, and the atmosphere is nice during week days. It is very crowded on week ends, with children running around everywhere. It is expensive, compared to many... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

i went to this restaurant for the first time during the weekends with my husband and friends .. and i simple just love this place . food was too good, ample parking ... they have both open and indoor restaurant . there are three different restaurant in Gen Garden and they have almost all types of cuisine there . they... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have attended and organized a few events here and found a wonderful team making thins happening as we'd wished. Kudos!

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Nairobi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The gardens when were maiden were fantastic!!! Bu t if to judge the restaurant by the quality of food, it is just average, nothing too much to write home about...

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The last time I was here, the service was acceptable even though not the best. I thought they would have improved but alas! Seems that the service can only get worse. A basic meal order took exactly one hour and three minutes, from order to fork-in-mouth. After the meal, the dessert (just a scoop of ice cream by the way)... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Love the location and the food choices from the coffee shop (one of the best pizza in town!) and the Thai... Too bad every time I go to this place the service is absolutely TERRIBLE! Last experience was a special occasion (a 60th birthday.... they asked us to BUY a cake if we wanted something special... which should not be... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ordered a ton of food for 6 people. Cigar prawns, veg spring rolls, salt and pepper vegetables and papaya salad - appetizers Szechuan chicken, silky bean curd, fried rice, shanghai noodles, spicy potatoes and veg manchurian - main course What a dining experience. Service was excellent too. I don't understand the complaints from other reviewers. The decor is outstanding with... More

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